The garlic, cooked whole, is treated as a vegetable rather than as a seasoning. Delicious, Quick Side Dishes

Bharti Kirchner
February 1996

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Yield:
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Drain the chickpeas, reserving about 1 cup of the liquid. In a blender or food processor, puree 1 cup of the chickpeas with the reserved liquid until smooth.

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  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Add the onion and garlic and cook over moderately high heat, stirring frequently, until the onion is translucent and the garlic is golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the turmeric. Add the chickpea puree, bell peppers and jalapeños and season with 1 teaspoon salt. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered, for 5 minutes. Add the remaining chickpeas, cover and simmer until the peppers are just tender, about 5 minutes more. If the stew is too thick, stir in a little water. Season with salt and serve.

Make Ahead

The chickpea medley can be refrigerated for 1 day. Rewarm before serving, stirring in a little water to thin it.

Notes

One Serving

Calories 287 kcal, Protein 13 gm, Carbohydrate 46 gm, Cholesterol 0, Total Fat 6.9 gm, Saturated Fat .8 gm.

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